Pet Health

What is Congestive Heart Failure?

2023-03-28T08:06:51+00:00March 15th, 2023|Categories: Pet Health|

There are a wide range of different causes of heart disease in dogs and cats - in particular, we think of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats, dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs, “leaky valves” (endocardiosis), valve stenosis, arrhythmias, and many more. However, whatever the underlying condition, they all lead to the same place in the end - [...]

What are tapeworms?

2023-03-28T08:07:08+00:00February 15th, 2023|Categories: Pet Health|

Tapeworms gained their name from their appearance; they are a long and flat endoparasite, and look much like tape! They are pale and live in the intestines of mammals; horses, dogs, cats – and even their owners! The good news is that they rarely cause your pet great amounts of systemic illness; unlike parasites such [...]

How much exercise should my dog have?

2020-02-20T12:23:20+00:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Pet Health, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Is playing fetch with our pups really such a good idea? We are often asked about the best types of exercise for our dogs: on-lead or off-lead; for how long; how far should we go?  It's a minefield, right? Ultimately the right sort and level of exercise is different for every dog and owner. [...]

Key information on neutering your cats and dogs

2019-09-10T15:49:41+00:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Neutering|Tags: , , , , |

Did you hear our vet Dan talking to Carolyn Stewart on U105 on Monday 9 September about neutering our pets?  In case you missed it, we have summarised the important points here.  Of course, if you have questions which this post doesn't answer, get in touch and we will be happy to help. Neutering [...]

Is spaying really so important?

2019-03-08T12:19:08+00:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Pet Health|Tags: , , , , |

Spay is the common word for ovariohysterectomy, which is the surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries, also referred to as neutering (the gender-neutral term). Many think the only reason for carrying out this procedure is to prevent unwanted babies. While it does do this, it also carries many health benefits. Here we will [...]

Senior Pets

2018-01-15T11:02:12+00:00January 15th, 2018|Categories: Pet Health, Pets, Senior pets, Special Offers|Tags: |

As our dogs and cats get older their body function starts to change, each breed and species age differently than others. Brain Function Dogs and cats brain function changes as they get older, once damage occurs due to ageing their behaviour and alertness change. This is a normal process of ageing, 50% of dogs [...]